David Manzella passes away

David Manzella, Professor Emeritus, Teacher Education was born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 26, 1924 and passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2009 in Barrington, Rhode Island. Manzella served in the 4th Infantry Division during WWII and received the Purple Heart for distinguishing himself in the Battle of the Bulge among other battles. He received his BA at Columbia University and his doctorate in Art Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at RISD, Manzella taught at UCLA and Southern Illinois University. During his tenure at RISD he was awarded a Fulbright to study painting in Florence, Italy. Manzella chaired the Teacher Education Department at RISD for twenty-four years and retired in 1989 after twenty-five years of service. He authored numerous articles for the “Journal of the National Art Education Association”: in 1963 his book “Educationists and the Evisceration of the Visual Arts” was published Professor Manzella is survived by his wife Penelope.

Division of Graduate Studies, Faculty, obituary

Scroll Up